The Role of Qatari Troops in the so-called Libyan Revolution

The Role of Qatari Troops

in the so-called Libyan Revolution

If people have been fooled by the pseudo-Libyan revolution supported by the well-known “revolutionaries” Nicolas Sarkozy, Bernard-Henri Levy Botuli or David Cameron, this might open their eyes. Otherwise, their case is hopeless.

Libya: hundreds of soldiers from Qatar fought alongside the rebels

For the first time, Qatar Pleads Guilty to fielding operations together with the Libyan rebels. A TNC, three days after declaring the total liberation of the country, asks NATO to extend its mission until the end of the year.

Three days after the proclamation by the TNC of the Total “liberation” of Libya, the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the countries involved militarily in Libya gather for a meeting in Doha, Qatar.

On this occasion, the Chief of Staff of Qatar, Hamad bin Gen. Ali al-Attiya, reveals that hundreds of Qatari soldiers participated in military operations alongside the rebels in Libya. Until now, officially, the country had just participated in air operations under the command of NATO.

At the same meeting, the Chairman of the Transitional National Council has requested the continuation of the presence of NATO forces in his country at least “until the end of the year.” For Moustapha Abdeljalil, the claim is particularly “to ensure border protection, and to prevent the flow of weapons from neighboring countries.”

NATO should publicize its response Friday, after further consultations. To date, the Council of Ambassadors had provisionally set October 31 as the end of “Operation Unified Protector”, launched in March.

Source: Le Télégramme de Brest, 26 October 2011:

We learn that even President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan has provided quntities of arms to the so-called “rebels”. A common feature of al-Bashir and the late Col. Muammar Gaddafi is the issuance of international arrest warrants against them by the International Criminal Court in The Hague. These weapons have of course been transported with at least the tacit agreement of NATO.

Back to Qatar

As you know, Qatar is not a democracy but part of a political-military alliance whose members are retrograde states like Saudi Arabia or Bahrain, two “freedom-loving regimes”. Moreover, when we speak of Qatar, Britain too is never far away.

While there are many things to say about the Arab revolutions, the first of these things is that not a single one actually occurred. Egypt and Tunisia were indeed each on the verge of a revolutionary process which was interrupted when the military took power.

Egypt is to to reconnect with an authoritarian regime under the aegis of the army because no transition to a more liberal system, but at the same time guaranteeing the interests of the United States and the Zionist entity, will be possible.

Tunisia on the other hand is probably moving toward a more open transition because the stakes in this country are not the same, and because the Nahda Party is very well known to the British and Anglo-Saxons in general who have great confidence in it, just as Qatar (again!) helped sponsor its return to the political scene.

In contrast, perhaps, with those who wanted to transform problems of a pretty obviously spontaneous character into revolution (what was happening when President Ben Ali was ousted), Mr. Rached Ghannouchi knows that it is the army that has the game in hand.

This is one of the teachings of his years in exile in Algiers and London because of these same soldiers whose leader was just above the former President of the Republic of Tunisia.

In all cases, the interests of national oligarchies, however, will be preserved at the cost of a redistribution of the cards within these segments of the population and, of course, there will be the emergence of new thieves.

Here too, the difference between Egypt and Tunisia: while the oligarchy in Egypt is above all rentier, the rent being mostly United States’ military assistance, the Tunisian oligarchy consists mainly of Tunisian citizens, entrepreneurs, traders, industry and tourism. All of which favor a move towards a form of political pluralism the geometry of which will soon become apparent.

From Alterinfo   –  Reloaded and translated by Mathaba – October 29, 2011


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